10 PROM PARTY DRESSES TO TURN HEADS

Prom season is nearly upon us but there's always opportunities to make and wear pretty dresses!

Here's 10 of the best head turners:


1. Simplicity 1194
This vintage 1950's special occasion dress is for Miss and Miss Petite sizes and can be made with options for crossed straps, tulle overlay and belt/bow straps.

2. Simplicity 1155
Another classic 1950's vintage dress pattern for both Miss and Plus size and perfect for any special occasion. Dress has option of contrast bodice inset and  V-neckline at the back with bow.

3. New Look 6531
Beautiful on the bias evening gown plus contrasting or matching capelet. Sizes 6-16 from New Look.

4. New Look 6372
A new pattern out for summer 2015. Misses' cocktail or day dresses. This versatile sewing pattern can be made sleeveless with key hole neckline in maxi or short lengths, and halter in maxi length with back slit, or short length. Sizes 6-18.

5. McCall 7157
Halterneck close-fitting dress with self-lined bodice and midriff. Flattering gathered bodice and skirt with back skirt extending to side front. Sizes 6-22 from Sew Direct.

6. Vogue 1426
Close-fitting lined dress from Vogue's Donna Karan collection. It features boned bodice with princess seams, foundation, semi-fitted skirt, and left side fountain of front pleats and high slit.

7. Burda 6944     
Plain but dressy shapes, this pattern features options for dropped shoulders that cover the upper arms, loose over-skirt  to hip level or draped neck and  godet or softly crimped bodice to match narrow skirt. Sizes 10-22.

8. Simplicity 1154
This ingenious wrap and tie soft drape knit dress can be tied in so many different ways to give a variety of styles and looks that flatter any figure type. Dress can be made in two lengths. Sizes xxs-xxl.

9. Butterick 5182
Another lined dress with semi-fitted bias skirt and close-fit bodice with option for train, contrast drape and trim. Sizes 6-20.

10. Lekala 5518
PDF sewing pattern for long straight figure hugging dress with high side slits both sides. With Lekala sewing pattern, you put in your sizes and pattern is sent to you by email. View this pattern here.